InfoValue and ExtreamTV Partner to Provide VOD to Hotel and Time-Share Market

  • ExtreamTV
  • 12.06.06
InfoValue Computing, Inc. (InfoValue), an expert in providing innovative, high-performance video-streaming platforms and solutions, announced its partnership with ExtreamTV (ETV), a premier entertainment systems integrator, to offer video on demand (VOD) and Internet over the television to the hotel and time-share market.

A combined InfoValue SuiteTV™ and ETV solution has already been deployed at the Hotel Royal Plaza in Orlando, Fla.

"InfoValue is one of our preferred providers for video on demand," said Alex Watts, chief operating officer of ExtreamTV. "The company's SuiteTV solution is flexible and reliable, allowing us to provide our clients with best in class in-room video entertainment, including movies and concerts on demand, as well as Internet over the television."

ETV uses InfoValue SuiteTV Version 3.0 primarily for its IP-based entertainment services, which allow ETV to provide such products as Internet on the television, movies, concerts and classic TV on demand. Classic TV on demand, a special option for guests, includes reruns of old series such as "I Love Lucy" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." ETV contracts with telecommunications providers to provide T-1 lines for broadband access. The high-speed Internet access solution is available as wired, wireless or on the TV via a wireless keyboard.

"The partnership with ExtreamTV is a compelling case study of how a systems integrator can fully utilize SuiteTV's full features to enhance the hotel guest's in-room experience," said Aubrey Flanagan, vice president of business development and solutions at InfoValue. "We are pleased that ExtreamTV considers us a preferred provider in this arena and look forward to expanding our partnership with the company."

The SuiteTV solution is a comprehensive platform for in-room entertainment delivered over IP networks. All of the streaming video content is routed through SuiteTV's high-performance VOD server, a space-efficient, easy-to-manage system stored on the hotel or time-share's premises. Based on a modular, open architecture, it enables video on demand and multicasting, IPTV, networked personal video recording (nPVR) and time-shifted TV.

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